Dr. Nyamora was trained in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, multicultural, and feminist theories and therapies. He became licensed as a psychologist in California in 2005. Dr. Nyamora works with a variety of clinical issues and a diverse population of clients, including children, adolescents and adults, providing individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy.
I believe that one of the most difficult tasks of life is accepting ourselves fully and honoring all our experiences, especially those we view as negative, shameful, beyond our control. Our personal experiences, individual psychology, families, and cultural and social experiences shape us in ways that we may find empowering or negative. One of the challenges in therapy and life is finding the right balance between true acceptance of our experiences and ourselves and commitment to making changes that enhance the quality of our lives, relationships and community connections. One of the most important tasks in therapy is determining what’s working in your life, what’s not, and finding deep and honest ways to live in a way that honors your potential, abilities and who you are. In therapy we do two main things:
1. Create a space for reflection, where you can be yourself and explore what you want to understand, achieve or overcome
2. Help you take action that will move you towards living a more fulfilling, healthy and happy life
I provide short and long-term psychotherapy and psychological evaluations in the following California cities: Berkeley, Davis and Sacramento. My main interest is assisting clients in living more fulfilling and balanced lives mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Read More About Dr. Nyamora’s Therapy and Sports Training Services
My areas of specialty include working with the following populations and issues:
Athletes and Sports Psychology - Working with athletes who are dealing with athletic or personal life challenges. You may be trying to improve your performance or trying to find balance between sports and the rest of life, overcoming injuries, concussions or dealing with anxiety, depression, body image or eating concerns.
Helping non-athletes improve your mental and physical health, incorporate exercise and healthy nutrition and habits
Immigration and acculturation– working with African Immigrants and others
First generation college students,older college students and other "non-traditional" students
Business owners, self-employed individuals and entrepreneurs– Helping you reach business goals, overcome fears, manage stress and find life and work balance
Career concerns, changes and midlife re-evaluationsand help for those who need a self-funded sabbatical (or break) or who want to switch careers
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, transsexual, gender diverse clients
Depression and anxiety
Stress managementfor driven people
Cultural and ethnic identity
Intimacy and relationship concerns- especially improving communication
Furthermore, his work with children and adolescents covers the following areas:
Helping high school athletesdecide on their future athletic and education goals as well as finding balance and reducing stress
Adoption- including cross racial adoption
Transgender and gender variant childrenand their families
Depression and anxiety
Dr. Nyamora provides assessments and evaluations for transgender and gender variant clients whose surgeons require a letter from a mental health professional to proceed with surgery.
He also provides bariatric surgery assessments and evaluations.
Dr. Nyamora works best with clients who are ready and motivated to shift something in their lives but need the extra support and space to figure out the next best steps and ways to overcome any fears or anxieties around making changes.
Dr. Nyamora provides individual coaching for running events including 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon and triathlon events. He works with beginners and experienced athletes. He has a gentle approach to help beginners who may be intimidated by running to simply start walking, swimming, biking or hiking or to figure out what activities they enjoy. He also works with experienced athletes to help them refine their goals, improve their performance or to help them rediscover the joy in their sports. He focuses on both the physical and mental skills needed to enjoy and pursue sports and movement. You can check out the groups/classes for athletes. Contact him for more information.